Body Language

Body Language

Pain is essential to healing. Ask anyone who has been in shock. My body, my mind, went into shock many years ago in response to an event of overwhelm. The incident itself isn’t relevant. What’s stressful to me might be small potatoes to you. I get that. But everyone has a price point, a break […]

Fast Food and Diet Soda

Fast Food and Diet Soda

Did you know about 80% of the American population will experience back pain? Did you know getting a diagnosis to cause is a frustrating stress-filled experience? Have you noticed that the majority of health professionals prefer to treat symptoms rather than investigate? According to 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer […]

The point is getting well

The point is getting well

Unfortunately I can’t just drag an addict to a yoga class and expect it to “work” Yoga is a wonderful tool for the people who are interested in getting to know themselves. Oops, they have to be interested. There’s the catch. Yoga is an inside job. Addicts who are sent to yoga classes by well-meaning friends, […]

A Monkey’s Uncle

A Monkey’s Uncle

Yoga is in its most distilled definition: focused movement. Effective yoga is not stretching, it’s controlled contraction. As I hug my muscles around my bones I cause a gentle squeezing action that pushes blood into my soft tissue. Blood is thick. Blood is very hard to move without contraction to diffuse it. What happens to […]